Top 10 Funniest Tweet Awards - Hungarian Grand Prix 2021

This week: Overtaking at turn 4, George tugs our heartstrings. discover what happens when you miss the race start & Ferrari race strategy revealed,

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Wow! Just wow!

So, who predicted that result after yesterday's qualifying? With Hamilton on pole, Bottas second and Verstappen starting third, the stage was all ready set for a thrilling first lap. The main question being, on a track that's notoriously difficult to overtake, would Hamilton keep the lead going into the 1st corner.

But, overnight and early morning rain, along with a pre-race rain shower threw everything up in the air. Everyone was set to start on inters (except Giovanazzi who had made the bold decision on the formation lap to switch to slicks) and the start was always going to be a bit 'Bambi on ice' as although the rain had stopped, the track was still wet and greasy.

Lights out and Hamilton got off to a flying start, Bottas went backwards and then chaos ensued as Bottas braked later going into turn 1, rear-ended Norris who went sideways into Verstappen, and for good measure Perez was also caught up in this drama. Stroll, who saw the drama ahead unfolding tried to get out of the way by going to the right and managed to take both himself and Leclerc out of the race. Meanwhile, Hamilton sped off and Ocon tiptoed around and found himself in P2.

The race was, of course, red flagged.

At the restart, by the end of the formation lap, all cars ducked into the pits for slick tyres. All that is except Hamilton, who, apparently, had been told by his team that rain was imminent. Of course, this meant that at lights out, Hamilton was the sole car on the grid, and he had to duck into the pits at the end of the lap and fell from P1 to the back of the field.

Consequently, Ocon found himself leading the Grand Prix. And a jolly good job he did as well. He kept the ever present threat of Vettel behind him crossed the line to take his maiden win. Vettel finished P2, and Hamilton P3, having clawed his way back up the field, including an extra pit stop on lap 48 for a new set of mediums, after which he flew.

Of course, with all this going on, I had a steady stream of entries for this week's Funniest Tweet Awards filtering through my timeline. Having revived my senses with a cup of tea, I have now judged this week's batch.

So, without further ado, here are the Top 10 Funniest Tweet Awards for the Hungarian Grand Prix 2021:

10th place

@RJoseRazoJr with live reaction of F1 fans who missed the start of the race ...

9th place

For those who did miss the start of the race (tut, tut), @Krustylicious has an action replay for you

8th place

@JackieF1nut with live onboard footage of Hamilton on lap 27, as he asked Bono whether it was lap 43!!

7th place

@Dachelle reveals Ferrari's elusive race strategy. So now we know ;-)

6th place

@nweb78 with live onboard footage from Hamilton's car as he attempted to successfully overtake Yuki Tsunoda at the 'impossible' turn 4

5th place

@Jontys_Corner with F1 fans' reaction when we hear George's radio call to his pitwall after the restart where he states he happy to have his race compromised to prioritise his team-mate's position. Now that's team work right there. Wouldn't you agree? (In the end I'm so pleased they both got points)

4th place

@beer_mat_movies with unseen footage of Verstappen as he's asked about his car balance

3rd place

@timwagner66 with an action replay of Bottas's start

2nd place

@jessica_smetana with unseen footage of Christian Horner stating his case against Bottas to the Racing Director, Michael Masi

1st place

This week's winner is @MarkLaneF1 with Hamilton's onboard as approached Alonso's Alpine in an attempt to overtake ... it took a while ... boy that Alpine is wide!

And there you have it. As always, let me know you favourite(s) in the comments below.

F1 is now on it's summer break, so the the Funniest Tweet Awards will be back at the end of August as we move to Belgium.

Have a wonderful summer, and here's hoping the sun keeps shining.


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Comments (18)

  • Bottas finally did his job of delaying the Red Bull's, though I think he may have gone a little over the top...

      1 month ago
  • So many awesome drivers today but Fernando's defence and Russell's team radio about priorities Latifi were the best and also are the best tweets on this list 😂😎

      1 month ago
    • It was an awesome race, but yes, Fernando and George were awesome ...

        1 month ago
    • Feel ashamed 🙄… thoughts on Alonso (F1 Seat Hog) has Disappeared!!!! Completely, I’m sorry for my younger.. less experience thoughts of this champion!

      Praise to him !… every driver on the grid under the age of thirty take note! Don’t be a...

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        1 month ago
  • 1,3 & 9 stand out to me.

    As for the live action, well, GR on the radio telling the team to compromise his race to help Latifi is just class.

    Alonso is a master of defensive driving and did a fabulous job to protect his team mate. But the constant pressure of Lewis being on his rear wing eventually led to a mistake that allowed him to pass. His job was done though.

    It was interesting hearing on the team radio’s about how hard it is to follow other cars. Even Vettel mentioned it.

    Some people say Lewis is a whinger, but when you hear other drivers saying the same things…….

      1 month ago
    • That radio message from George just melted everyone's heart. True team player for sure.

      And that Alonso Hamilton battle was simply awesome.

        1 month ago

    It was a classic of a race and I'm sure that we will remember it for years to come - Hamilton starting alone was the best part of all

      1 month ago
    • Hahahahaha, that was a brilliant tweet. When F1's back, don't forget to tag me in your tweets too (@pitlane_girl) and you could get into the top 10 here ;-)

        1 month ago
  • When I saw the weather had turned for the worst overnight, I knew the first corner was going to be a doozy… good lord all mighty! Major key players all taken out. I think this definitely made Toto’s job easier in getting George into the team… don’t get me wrong, Bottas hung in there as long as he could. However….

    I was jumping up and down when I saw the restart though. Sweet satisfaction to see Hamilton get knocked all the way to the back after he didn’t realize the track was practically dry. 😂

    Gotta hand it to Ocon. He showed that he can carry a race.

    Huge shout out to Alonso. He kept Hamilton at bay as long as he could.. I’m sure if he didnt lock up, he could’ve held on to that position. Despite all the belly aching Hamilton was doing on the radio. Does he expect everyone just to move over whenever they see a Mercedes approaching?! Alas, if Alonso held on for maybe 1-2 laps more, Carlos would’ve finished 3rd… still, great to see him perform miracles in a lesser vehicle. 👍🏻👏🏻

    Last but not least, really happy to see Sebastian up there again. Well deserved.

      1 month ago
    • If Hamilton had gone in the pits with everyone else he still would have been last coming out of the pit lane

        1 month ago
    • I think you could be right about Bottas's days being numbered. That was a clumsy error, but that said, it could have been anyone with a track that greasy. And yes, that 1st corner was absolute chaos.

      Ocon was amazing, took advantage during...

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        1 month ago